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Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II by  Robert LECKIE - First Edition - 1995 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.com

Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

by LECKIE, Robert

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


(New York): Viking, 1995. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 220pp. Remainder mark, spine cocked a bit, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper.

Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries. Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.




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